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  An electronic publication to alert play therapists about current or emerging mental
  health trends, cutting-edge best practices, and other wisdom. Recent multi-
  disciplinary publications (intelligence) are scanned (mined) and citations reported
  to assist those who teach, practice, and supervise play therapy.

  Produced quarterly each February, May, August, and November. 

 

Issue: August 2016. Topics Include:

  • Factors that can influence health-care professionals' recognition of childhood mental health conditions
  • How motion-sensing digital games can be used to facilitate learning in children with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • How trauma-informed practice is conceptualized across child-service systems
  • Why play therapy should be conducted in the schools
  • How Gestalt Equine Psychotherapy and Humanistic Play Therapy might be compatible modalities
  • The impact of a mandatory reporting law on the identification of child sexual abuse cases
  • The value and feasibility of short-term, community based, child directed interaction training/therapy for grandparents and great grandparents providing foster care to young children
  • How Child-Centered Play Therapy can help children with Autism
  • Why there is a need to diversify conceptualization of online sexual solicitation
  • The impact of School Based Mindfulness Instruction
  • How therapists facilitate parent-child reunification in court-requested therapy following high-conflict divorces
  • The benefits of using finger puppets to communicate with hospitalized children diagnosed with cancer
  • The relationship between Conduct Disorder/Oppositional Defiant Disorder and attachment insecurity
  • The effects of group play therapy on the self-concept of seven to 11-year-old children diagnosed with Thalaseia Major
  • How Child-Centered Play Therapy can help school age children with behavioral problems
  • The contributing factors and barriers to treating African-American children and adolescents with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • How Filial Therapy can decrease symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  

  

Clinical Editor

Mistie Barnes, Ed.D., LPC-S, RPT-S
Assistant Professor, Division of Counselor Education & Psychology

Delta State University, Cleveland, MS